Pvt Norberto Rodriquez Ramos


Pvt Norberto Rodriquez Ramos

Santa Anna, Coleman County, Texas, USA
Death 27 Nov 1943 (aged 22)
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
Plot Tablets Of The Missing ~ Army
Memorial ID 56249811 View Source
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Norberto served as a Private, 853rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Bexar County, Texas prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on August 7, 1942 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a compositor and typesetter and also as Married.

Norberto was a passenger on the HMT Rohna.

The Rohna and four other troop ships left Oran in French Algeria with cargo and troops. Off Béjaïa, Algeria the convoy was attacked by an estimated 60 German Luftwaffe Heinkel 177's. One of the 177's, piloted by Hans Dochtermann, released a glide bomb that hit Rohna on her port side and she eventually sank.

1,138 men were killed, including 1,015 U.S. personnel. The attack is the largest loss of US troops at sea due to enemy action in a single incident. 35 U.S. troops of the 2,000 originally embarked later died of wounds.

Norberto was declared "Missing In Action" in this sinking during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Service # 38143356

( Bio by: Russ Pickett )


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